Marie-Josée Kravis

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BornMarie-Josée Kravis_header_cell_0_1_0 Marie-Josée Drouin

September 11, 1949 Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaMarie-Josée Kravis_cell_0_1_1

NationalityMarie-Josée Kravis_header_cell_0_2_0 CanadianMarie-Josée Kravis_cell_0_2_1
EducationMarie-Josée Kravis_header_cell_0_3_0 University of OttawaMarie-Josée Kravis_cell_0_3_1
OccupationMarie-Josée Kravis_header_cell_0_4_0 Businesswoman, philanthropistMarie-Josée Kravis_cell_0_4_1
Spouse(s)Marie-Josée Kravis_header_cell_0_5_0 Henry KravisMarie-Josée Kravis_cell_0_5_1

Marie-Josée Kravis (née Drouin; born September 11, 1949) is a Canadian businessperson and philanthropist. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_0

Early life and education Marie-Josée Kravis_section_0

Marie-Josée Drouin was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, of French and English parentage. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_1

She earned an MA in economics from the University of Ottawa. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_2

Career Marie-Josée Kravis_section_1

She serves on the international advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and on the boards of Publicis S.A. and LVMH. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_3

Since 1989 she has attended all conferences of the Bilderberg Group except the one in 1997 and serves on its steering committee. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_4

From 1971 to 1984 she was a consultant to the Hudson Institute of New York and executive director of the Hudson Institute of Canada. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_5

She has served on the boards of CIBC, the Ford Motor Company, the Standard Life Insurance Co., Hasbro Inc., Hollinger International, Vivendi Universal and IAC/InterActiveCorp. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_6

She was a board member at Conrad Black's Hollinger International until late 2003. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_7

Black was later charged with fraud and obstruction of justice. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_8

Kravis was called as a witness at Black's trial in 2007 and testified that she had been unaware of the corporate malfeasance during her tenure. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_9

Additionally, she previously served as vice-chair of Canada's Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation and co-chaired a national commission on prosperity and competitiveness. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_10

She served on the binational dispute settlement panel established under the NAFTA agreement. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_11

She has been a regular columnist for La Presse, the Montreal Gazette and the Financial Post of Canada, and she has contributed to the Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_12

She hosted a weekly television show on the public television network TV Ontario. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_13

She is also the author with B. Bruce-Briggs of Canada Has a Future and with Maurice Ernst and Jimmy Wheeler of Western Europe: Adjusting to Structural Change. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_14

Philanthropy Marie-Josée Kravis_section_2

Together with her husband, she is ranked the 25th highest donating individual according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_15

She and her husband have been major contributors to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, where they established a composer-in-residence program and the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, awarded in 2012 to French composer Henri Dutilleux. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_16

They have also supported Carnegie Hall and The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_17

They have also supported scientific research at the Environmental Defense Fund with a gift of $5 million in 2015. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_18

She chairs the selection committee of The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership, which is awarded for innovations in non-profit work. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_19

At the Mount Sinai Medical Center, she serves as a major patron and with her husband has given close to $30 million for heart research. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_20

At the Museum of Modern Art, where she was appointed as president in July 2005, Kravis and her husband have donated more than $100 million. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_21

At the Sloan Kettering Institute, she and her husband established a chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis in 2006. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_22

In 2013 with a gift of $100 million they established a Center for Molecular Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_23

She is also a supporter of the Metropolitan Opera, the Tate Museum and Somerset House, London. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_24

She is president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_25

She also serves as vice-chair of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and chair of the Sloan Kettering Institute. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_26

She is vice chair of The Economic Club of NY. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_27

She sits on the board of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_28

She is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_29

She is a board member of the Qatar Museums Authority and a member of the International Council of the Prado Museum. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_30

In 1994, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_31

In 2006, she received the Légion d'honneur award. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_32

Personal life Marie-Josée Kravis_section_3

In the 1970s she was linked to Jean-Pierre Goyer, a minister in the government of Pierre Trudeau. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_33

She married Montreal Symphony conductor Charles Dutoit in 1982; they subsequently divorced. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_34

In 1994, she became the third wife of billionaire financier Henry Kravis. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_35

The Kravises have homes in New York City; Southampton, New York; Meeker, Colorado; Palm Beach, Florida; and Paris, France. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_36

Their principal residence is a Park Avenue triplex. Marie-Josée Kravis_sentence_37

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page:ée Kravis.